Gift of 30

Celebrate my birthday!  By Mercedes Sanchez

gift of 30I don't often share personal information on here, but in just a couple of days I'm turning the big 3-0! Instead of presents, extravagant dinner or party brunch, I ask that you help me celebrate by donating $30, OR WHATEVER YOU CAN AFFORD (even a dollar will be great), to the Cornelia Connelly Center school.


If 30 of my friends contribute $30 in honor of my 30th birthday, I will raise $900 for the Connelly Center, an all-girls middle school in New York City's Lower East Side. (Though I'm aiming for 100 friends and $3,000.)

Please give your gift to my Gift of 30 Campaign on the school's site.

You may mention Gift of 30 so they could know where the funds are coming from :)

If you'd like to notify me of the donation, you're welcomed to include my e-mail address mercedes [at] where it says 'notify someone,' but you don't have to.

For more information on the Connelly Center go here, or see the video below.

To donate go to:


Thanks in advance.



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